FIVE 2017 reads I’d like to see on film

Somehow, we’ve made it to the half-way point of 2017. As always, this year I’ve been participating in a Goodreads reading challenge, and while browsing my progress recently an idea struck me: some of these books would make great films! Several times in the past, I’ve shared books I would love to see adapted for the big screen. Today I continue that tradition, with reads … Continue reading FIVE 2017 reads I’d like to see on film

Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge Wrap-Up

Back in May, I decided to participate in the Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge hosted by the fabulous blog Out of the Past. The goal was to read six books in some way related to classic film — biographies, film criticism, or even classic film-related novels — between June 1 and September 15.  Though I deviated ever-so-slightly from the “to be read” pile that … Continue reading Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge Wrap-Up

TMP Reads: Scarlett O’Hara’s Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes was born in Texas and raised in Georgia, a bonafide Southern gal who remains best known for her role in Hollywood’s huge-scale Southern epic, Gone With the Wind. Playing Suellen, sister to Vivien Leigh’s iconic Scarlett O’Hara, Keyes found her most notable role. Her career in Hollywood spanned far beyond this one film, though. Signed to Paramount at the age of eighteen, her … Continue reading TMP Reads: Scarlett O’Hara’s Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes

TMP Reads: 2015 in Review and 2016 “To Be Read”

For most of us involved in the online classic film community, being a classic film fan (or “old movie weirdo”) involves more than just watching a pre-code or film noir now and then. We watch countless films, engage with our fellow movie buffs on social media, rant and rave on our blogs… and read books about our favorite subject, film! Today on TMP, a look at the entertainment-related books … Continue reading TMP Reads: 2015 in Review and 2016 “To Be Read”

TMP Reads: 2014 entertainment-related TBR list!

I love books, and this is a well-known fact. As many of you know, I’m starting a master’s program in Library Science next month, which is something you typically don’t do if you don’t love books. And of course, my love for books has been documented on this blog. Naturally, one of my goals for the coming year is to read a whole lot of … Continue reading TMP Reads: 2014 entertainment-related TBR list!

Off Topic Thursday: Book buys and library picks!

I recently discovered a great used bookstore called Ukazoo that does buybacks and also stocks a pretty impressive selection of books, from biographies to fiction to textbooks to children’s literature. Since I’m running out of room on my shelves, I gathered about 40 books that I knew I’d never read again and headed to the store to sell them. But of course, I didn’t walk … Continue reading Off Topic Thursday: Book buys and library picks!

Off Topic Thursday: Recent Reads

*These aren’t all of the books I’ve read recently, but they’re the ones I feel like sharing! Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (finished on May 31, 2012; rated on Goodreads: 3/5) I picked this up through B&N’s irresistibly affordable “Barnes & Noble Classics” series. (I went there looking for a few books for my upcoming English class and ended up buying one book for class, … Continue reading Off Topic Thursday: Recent Reads